Russia: Jihadists Kill Four Policeman and Seven Women In a Sauna
Russian police are hunting gunmen who killed seven women at a sauna and four policemen at a checkpoint in the troubled southern region of Dagestan.
The attack happened on Thursday in the town of Buynaksk, 41km (25 miles) from the regional capital Makhachkala.
Police say they know the identities of some of the gunmen, who fled into a forest after the attack.
Separately, four policemen and two militants were killed in a clash near Grozny, in neighbouring Chechnya.
Moscow has been keen to portray Chechnya and the region as an area returning to normal after years of unrest.
But these latest attacks form part of a wider pattern: a growing anti-Kremlin, Islamist insurgency that appears to be spreading across the North Caucasus, the BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports.